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Publication numberUS1387135 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 9, 1921
Filing dateMar 30, 1921
Priority dateMar 30, 1921
Publication numberUS 1387135 A, US 1387135A, US-A-1387135, US1387135 A, US1387135A
InventorsFarnham Walter H
Original AssigneeFarnham Walter H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Snap-fastener
US 1387135 A
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W. H. FARNHAM.

SNAP FASTENER.

APPLICATION FILED MAR-30,1921.

1,387, 1 35. Patented Aug. 9, 1921.

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INVENTOR.

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.WA'LTER H. rAanirA-M,

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' Application filed March 30,

To allwhom z'tmayconcfem: f Be it known that I, WALTER EARN; HAMj, a citizen of the United States, residing at Bucksport, inthe county of Han'cocl and State of Mai-ne,-have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Snap-Fasteners,"of which the following is a specification, reference. being; had to, the accompanving, drawings.

f ,1 Thisinvention relates .to snap fasteners -and more particularly to a snap fastener of the .hook and eye type.

.-An important object o-fthe invention is to'providea device of this-character in which theinsertion ofthe-hook; is rendered much easier andrapid by the provision of means for guiding the hook through; the.

A further object of the invention is to provide a hook and eye of this character which may each be formed from an 1ntegra] sheet of metal. o

Other objects and advantages of-the invention will become apparent throughout the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred'embodiment of my invention andwherein like reference characters represent like parts throughout,

Figure l is a plan view of an eye plate constructed in accordance with my invention' Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view of a hook plate constructed in accordance with my invention;

Fig. 3 is an end elevation of the eye plate; I

v Fig. 4 is an end. elevation of the hook plate;

bled relation.

1921. Serial No. 456,954. i i

Specification-of Letters Patent. 1 Patented A g. 9 lggj point adjacent its juncture with the extension 1 0 with a swaged hump 12,-and the extremity of the returned POl'tlOIlll is beveled toward the end-thereof and toward the plate as at 13 for purposes presently to appear. I j

The numeral lfindicates an eye plate havlng aportion of the metalv thereof ex-' tending transversely of the plate struck up to form a resultant slot 15 having super posed thereabove. abridge bar 16. The;

metal at one ,sideof the slot 15v is provided i with a swaged hump 17 correspondingin positloning tothe swaged hump of the returned portion 11 of-the hook plate 10,- and the metal at the oppositeasid'e'of; the slot 15- 1s swaged downwardly at anangle to the Pla SO a it in li s a -y f om h brldgebar 16, affording intermediate the bridgebar and the plate at one side of the bridge bar, an enlarged opening 19.

In the use of my device when the hook is insertedbeneath the bridge bar, the beveled portion thereof coming into contact with the downwardly swaged portion of the eye plate 14 andis guided through the enlarged opening 19 .of the plate assuring its correct directioning for proper engagement with'the eye. plate 14:. As the movement of the hook beneath the bridge bar 16 is con-1 tinued, the swaged hump 12 thereof comes 1 into contact with the swaged hump 17, of

the eye plate 14, necessitating ,the use of I force to cause the frictional passage of this hump with the result that the hook comes into position beneath the bridge bar with a snap, and the engagement of the humps 12 and 17 prevents its accidental withdrawal. Many changes being possible in the shape, size and arrangement of the various parts hereinabove set forth without departing from the spirit of my invention, I 'do not limit myself to the construction hereinabove set forth except as hereinafter claimed What I claim is: v v

1. In combination with an eye plate having a slot and a bridge bar straddling the I slot, the plate being downwardly inclined at one side of the slot to form a guiding surface, and a hook plate embodying a hook adapted to engage beneath the bridge bar, the initial engagement of the hook with the bridge bar being made at the opposite side of the brid e bar from the downwardly inclined portlonof the plate.

'2. In-eombinationwith an eye plate hav ing a slot and a bridge bar straddling the slot, the plate being downwardly inclined at one side of the slot to form a guiding surface, and a hook plate embodying a hook adapted to engage beneath the bridge bar, the initial engagement of the hook with the bridge bar being made at the opposite side of the bridge bar from the downwardly in clined portion of the plate, the end oi said hook portion being beveled toward the hook plate.

3. In combination with an eye plate having a slot and abridge bar straddling'the slot, the plate being downwardly inclined at one side of the slot to form a guiding surface, anda hook plate embodying a hook adapted to engage beneath the bridge bar, the initial engagement of the hook with the bridge bar being made at the opposite side of the bridge bar from the downwardly inclined portion of the plate, the eye plate being provided at the said opposite side of the slot with a hump frictionally engaging said hook during the insertion thereof.

4:. In combination with an eye plate hav ing a slot and a bridge bar straddling the slot, the plate being downwardly inclined at of the slot thereof during the insertion of the hook beneath the bridge ban 5. In combination with an eye plate having a slot and a bridge bar straddling the slot, the plate being downwardly inclined at one side of the slot to form a guiding surface and a hook plate embodying a hook adapted to engage beneath the bridge bar, the initial engagement of the hook with the bridge bar being made at the opposite side of the bridge bar from the downwardly inclined portion of the plate, said hook and eye plate each embodying a hump, said humps friction'ally engaging during the insertion of said hook beneath said bridge bar.

In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my signature.

7 WALTER H. FARNHAM.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2961728 *Dec 8, 1958Nov 29, 1960Maurice CohnHook and eye garment fastener
US4204300 *Jul 27, 1978May 27, 1980Gerhard FildanFastener for garments
Classifications
U.S. Classification24/618
International ClassificationA44B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44B13/0017
European ClassificationA44B13/00B4